Four Decades of Mouton Rothschild

Mouton, the Flamboyant Pauillac

By Lucien Michel | February 22, 2019

Mouton is a wine that almost always impresses me with its power and opulence. In the glass, I am amazed by the hedonistic and tell-tale aromas of cassis, cedar, tea leaf and tobacco that always manage to seduce me with the refined but flamboyant mouthfeel and ethereal length. A profound wine with its own recognizable character and for me it does not get better! In the modern era, Mouton has achieved an enviable track record for consistency and in particular overachieving in so-called “lesser years” - the Mouton style shines through.

Below I have selected a collection of vintages, spanning four decades. Each highlight the style that I love so much, ranging from the monumental 1986 and 2005, to my personal favourites in the 2006 and 2012.

The label commissioned each year by a major artist of the time is yet another excuse to collect these unique bottles each year. These wines truly engage with almost all our senses and will excite any art enthusiast or bon-vivant.